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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Dec 2, 2009 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you "over the edge" yet?

Jasmineflower_100.pngJasmine France
San Francisco, Calif
Senior associate editor, CNET
MP3 and digital audio

— March 10, 2009 —

New iPhone app to send Deadheads over the edge

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I'm not embarrassed to admit that I have a rather intimate knowledge of the inner workings of Deadheads. This may or may not have to do with the fact that I am related (closely) to more than a couple of them. And if I know anything about this particular community, it's that they are fanatical, which is why they are the perfect audience for a $6 photo app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Of course, this is not just any photo app, it's the new Grateful Dead Photomosaic App and it is awesome--and I'm too young to be a Deadhead, so don't go getting any ideas about my bias (although...I was involuntarily exposed to a scary amount of the Dead's music at a very tender age).

San Francisco rock photographer Jay Blakesberg has teamed up with a digital media company called Mosaic Legends to create the super sweet app, which when downloaded mashes up the 450 photographs Jay took of the Grateful Dead into a photographic mosaic of Jerry Garcia.

You can then tap to zoom in on the photos, and--eventually, when you've zoomed in enough--read the photographer's notes about where and when the picture was taken. Once you want to back up to see more shots, you can use the pinching motion to zoom out.

After a few zooms, you can also drag the mosaic around to browse through the photos and see which you might want to learn more about. Some have more in-depth info than others, with commentary as well as the time and place the photo was shot. If you have an Internet connection, you can also see others' feedback on the image. In addition, the app includes a "chapters" page where you can read fun facts about the Dead, their shows, and their fans.

All in all, the app provides a great experience for the die-hard fan, and it's well worth the $5.99 for any iPhone-toting Deadhead. Now, if you'll excuse me...I just got the overwhelming desire to hear "Touch of Grey."

Grateful Dead Photomosaic App

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Poster: buck78 Date: Nov 13, 2009 9:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

No thanks, I just recieved my tour alumni ring and I am waiting for a response on that archivist position I think I'll prolly get!

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Poster: clintorus Date: Nov 13, 2009 11:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

sorry about that tour ring, but I'm getting in the attic ans setting up the black light Scottish pine.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 13, 2009 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

I'm holding out for the dancing skelton chrismas tree ornaments

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 13, 2009 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

I'm holding out for the dancing skelton chrismas tree ornaments

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 13, 2009 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

gotta have this i-Pod accessory

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I'm waiting for Tapes of the Jimi / GD show

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 13, 2009 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

I'm waiting for the Lazy Lightning cufflinks and the black-tar heroin paper-weight.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 13, 2009 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

I believe the paper weight also comes in 'china white' as well

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 13, 2009 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

I'm holding out for the Bolivian Marching Powder Snow Globe and 3-D PigPen Diseased Liver science kit.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 13, 2009 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'over the edge' in Colorado -- meet the 3 stooges

over the edge in Colorado

meet the Front Range 3 Stooges

Richard Heene is moe - I gotta balloon boy hoax - in da-skies

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shemp - played by joker sheriff Jim Alderden
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Erwin Vermont Washington is larry - fly me drunk - I'm your pilot

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Joel Comm is curly - pull my finger - you stink

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Poster: amosearle Date: Nov 13, 2009 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8 months on, has Jasmine sent you 'over the edge' yet?

Let's not forget that many Deadheads are fascinated by small shiny objects, especially if they spin. I'm sure that there are many who can't wait to use a "pinch motion" to zoom in or out.

I holding out for a Pig Pen sweaty blue jean dryer.